by Barbara Cohen
In an ancient Arabian city dwell two brothers. One has seven sons and is considered wealthy and blessed. The other has seven daughters and is cursed and called forsaken by God. Determined to earn a fortune for her family, Buran, his fourth daughter, disguises herself as a boy and travels to a distant city. An ALA Notable Book and Booklist Best Book of the Year.
There, she maintains her masculine disguise and establishes a successful business. The city's crown prince comes often to her shop, and soon Buran finds herself falling in love. But if she reveals to Mahmud that she is a woman, she will lose everything she has worked for.
Age Group: 13 and UP